vti_encoding:SR|utf8-nl vti_timelastmodified:TR|16 Apr 2001 16:23:42 -0000 vti_extenderversion:SR|5.0.2.2634 vti_title:SR|Water: Charting a Course for the Future - I vti_backlinkinfo:VX| vti_cacheddtm:TX|16 Apr 2001 16:23:42 -0000 vti_filesize:IR|59330 vti_cachedtitle:SR|Water: Charting a Course for the Future - I vti_cachedbase:SX|http://www.epw.org.in/current vti_cachedbodystyle:SR| vti_cachedlinkinfo:VX|S|../images/rulered.gif S|../images/rulered.gif K|epw.march.31.2001.riyer.htm S|../images/top.gif H|../contents.htm H|../previous.htm H|../archives.htm H|../subscrip.htm H|../epwinfo.htm H|../sameeksh.htm H|../epwrf.htm H|../advert.htm H|../coming.htm H|mailto:epw@vsnl.com H|../homepage.htm H|../thesite.htm S|../images/rulered.gif vti_cachedsvcrellinks:VX|NSUS|../images/rulered.gif NSUS|../images/rulered.gif NHUS|http://www.epw.org.in/epw.march.31.2001.riyer.htm NSUS|../images/top.gif NHUS|../contents.htm NHUS|../previous.htm NHUS|../archives.htm NHUS|../subscrip.htm NHUS|../epwinfo.htm NHUS|../sameeksh.htm NHUS|../epwrf.htm NHUS|../advert.htm NHUS|../coming.htm NHUS|mailto:epw@vsnl.com NHUS|../homepage.htm NHUS|../thesite.htm NSUS|../images/rulered.gif vti_cachedneedsrewrite:BR|false vti_cachedhasbots:BR|false vti_cachedhastheme:BR|false vti_cachedhasborder:BR|false vti_metatags:VR|Generator HTMLed\\ Version\\ 2.0c Author Ramaswamy\\ R\\ Iyer Description \nWater\\ has\\ suddenly\\ become\\ a\\ favoured\\ subject\\ for\\ seminars\\ and\\ conferences\\ all\\ over\\ the\\ world.\\ A\\ common\\ trend\\ in\\ most\\ of\\ the\\ discussions\\ is\\ to\\ proceed\\ from\\ projections\\ of\\ demand\\ to\\ supply-side\\ solutions\\ in\\ the\\ form\\ of\\ 'water\\ resource\\ development'\\ projects;\\ estimate\\ the\\ massive\\ investment\\ funds\\ needed;\\ take\\ note\\ of\\ the\\ severe\\ limitations\\ on\\ the\\ availability\\ of\\ financial\\ resources\\ with\\ governments;\\ point\\ to\\ private\\ sector\\ investment\\ as\\ the\\ answer;\\ and stress\\ the\\ need\\ for\\ policy\\ change\\ to\\ facilitate\\ this.\\ In\\ India,\\ consciousness\\ of\\ the\\ importance\\ of\\ the\\ subject\\ led\\ to\\ the\\ appointment\\ of\\ the\\ first\\ National\\ Commission\\ on\\ water,\\ which\\ submitted\\ its\\ report\\ in\\ September\\ 1999.\\ This\\ paper\\ attempts\\ to\\ provide\\ a\\ broad\\ and\\ compendious\\ account\\ of\\ the\\ state\\ of\\ affairs\\ in\\ India\\ as\\ far\\ as\\ water\\ resources\\ are\\ concerned\\ and\\ to\\ chart\\ a\\ course\\ for\\ the\\ future.\n[The\\ paper\\ is\\ published\\ in\\ two\\ parts,\\ this\\ being\\ the\\ first\\ part.]\n keywords Economic\\ and\\ Political\\ Weekly,\\ journal,\\ research,\\ India,\\ special\\ article vti_charset:SR|windows-1252 vti_generator:SR|HTMLed Version 2.0c